After Saudi Arabia authorities declared Eid al-Fitr to be celebrated on Monday, May 2, many western nations, together with the US, the UK, Canada and European nations, adopted its result in rejoice Eid tomorrow. However, South Asian nations equivalent to India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh rejoice Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, May 3, because the Shawwal moon was not sighted anyplace in these nations on Sunday.
The first day of the tenth month of Islamic calendar ie Shawwal is widely known as Eid and it’s marked with the sighting of the brand new moon, similar to some other Islamic month, together with Ramadan. However, some anti-national parts primarily based in Pakistan are attempting to set off confusion amongst individuals within the Valley by spreading misinformation about Eid being celebrated on Monday as a substitute of Tuesday.
Eid in J&Ok on Tuesday, not Monday
Jammu and Kashmir, like the remainder of India, will rejoice Eid al-Fitr on Tuesday, May 3. The Ruet-e-Hilal Committee of Karnataka confirmed on Sunday that the crescent was not sighted in Karnataka or anyplace in India. Hence, the committee confirmed that Eid al-Fitr shall be celebrated in India on Tuesday after marking 30 days of Ramadan.
Residents of the Valley are suggested to not pay any heed to unconfirmed experiences by way of WhatsApp and forwards despatched on social media.
Eid temper set in J&Ok
Meanwhile in Kashmir, Eid purchasing continued for the second day on Sunday at a feverish pitch as congested streets, markets overflowing with consumers and youngsters jostling for brand new garments, firecrackers, and toys added to the festivity. All markets in Srinagar metropolis and different main and minor cities of the Valley introduced a festive look as roadside bakeries, garment and shoe distributors, sweetmeat sellers and others did brisk enterprise. Mutton, poultry, bakery, and garment retailers attracted the utmost variety of clients in the course of the day.